Having left the sketches fairly open in the past, we’re going to try doubling down on some tight specifications to see what you can come up with! Sometimes when given the tightest constraints, we find the most amazing methods of achieving something incredible! Let’s get to it!
The Challenge: (create an effect with the following constraint): Using just one circle texture, create a magical fire effect. Feel free to squash, stretch, and warp across geometry as much as you want, but just one circle texture is it! The texture itself can be soft, or sharp-edged. (Edit: summarizing questions below, yes you can use particle systems, and any shader math as long as it does not input another texture.)
Submitting: Create a new topic in the “Events > 20 - One Circle Texture” category with your name in the title and the sketch number (e.g.: “Susie Stevens: Sketch #20 WIP”, and post your work! This includes any work in progress you may want to show as well as your final result. Final entries should be posted through either Vimeo, Youtube, or as a high quality GIF.
- Be sure to cite your sources if you are using other artists work as a base, or even taking inspiration! Remember, this is a learning platform, and is meant to be used as personal work that pushes you technically and/or artistically!
- All entries must be made during the current month. Assets must be newly made.
- Any tools/systems/workflows that pre-existed can be used.
Timeline: 1 month (February 3rd - February 28th 11:59 pm PST)
Scoring and Winners: Sketch badges will be awarded to all participants. Points will be earned based on the amount of likes/buzz your topic receives (hint: show your work in progress ;))
1st Place (most likes and buzz): 1st place VFX Sketch badge and avatar badge
2nd Place (second most likes and buzz): 2nd place VFX Sketch badge and avatar badge
All Participants (put forth a visible worthy effort): participation badge
Voting: To vote for your favorite entries, all you have to do is drop some love by clicking the like button on any of the owner’s posts within their topic during the course of the month. This is not the only factor in determining the winners but it is heavily influential in the final results. Winners will be selected by the 3rd of the following month.
As always, if you have any question feel free to ask below!
Good luck and have fun!